October 2019 Update, Page 2




OKQ-631      Tochilinite      RESERVED       Cornwall, Lebanon County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  The rare species is mounted in a micro box (for protection) but it is beyond micro...there are nice prismatic, silver/black crystals to almost half a cm standing up off of crystallized quartz.  The piece measures 1.3 x 1.1 x .3 cm.  No damage.  $150






OKQ-632     Kyanite     Railroad cut near Thomaston Dam, Connecticut.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Collected by Steve in 1963.  This is an unusual find for this long closed, historic, New England locality.  The crystal on top of the specimen stands up nicely in relief and has a deep blue central region.  It measures 1.7 x .6 x .5 cm and is very nicely mounted in a perky box.  $60






OKQ-633    Datolite      Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, #00010.  Collected by Dottie Hermon, 1962.  The 10th specimen in an approximately 50,000 specimen collection.  This is a fine datolite from a classic Northeastern locality.  Selective face appearances...1. transparent, 2. slightly frosted, translucent, 3. frosted white, mildly translucent.  Internally the crystal is light green and transparent.  Base has contact and retains some small transparent calcites (not seen in the images.  This doubly-terminated single crystal measures 3.2 x 2.4 x 2.2 cm.  No damage. 






OKQ-634      Pyromorphite     SW Chester County Mine, Phoenixville, Chester County, PA.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Deep green pyro druse fills a large vein on the front and dots areas of a quartz coating on the back of this 3.4 x 3 x 2 cm specimen.  No damage.  An interesting locality piece.  $45






OKQ-635      Calcite with Marcasite inclusions on Dolomite     Hanson Quarry, St. Johnsville, New York.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  This 2 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm ball shaped crystal has lots of uniqueness.  Not only does it have the normal marcasite druse inclusions along selective face contact zones it also has longer needle (rutile like) like inclusions.  The luster also varies face to face with the terminal faces, first image, being slightly frosted, and the prism faces, third image, showing a higher luster that allow some viewing of the internal transparency.  The calcite rests on a few very sharp dolomite crystals.  The piece is a floater free of any damage.  Complex forms present.  $100






OKQ-636    Quartz    Saltville, Smyth County, Virginia.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  This is a negative scepter (on both ends) with one termination having a melted look.  The crystal is a damage-free floater measuring 2.3 x .7 x .7 cm overall.  $55






OKQ-637     Schorl     Beaver Meadow Road and Rt. #9, Haddam, Connecticut.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Circ. 1978.  This doubly-terminated tourmaline measures 2.3 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm.  It has some attached quartz, as seen.  One chip on one termination corner.  Interesting location.  $40






OKQ-638       Fluorite with Calcite      Auglaise Quarry, Junction, Ohio.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Collected by John Medici, 1986.   This specimen measures 3.2 x 2.6 x 2.3 cm and has nice, large calcites bordered by several of the classic, clear fluorites with their recognizable purple phantoms.  Tiny calcites, as seen, on largest fluorite.  Great example.  $95






OKQ-639     Goethite pseudomorph after Pyrite     Pelican Point, Utah.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This cube is 2.5 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm on edges.  It is an outstanding replacement that on the bottom show underlying pyrite in a couple spots and some minor Styrofoam attached.  One corner has an old chipped area.  $45







OKQ-642       Fluorite, Celestine, Calcite   Holloway Quarry, Newport, Monroe County, Michigan.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Collected by John Medici in 1986.  This is the finest one of these fluorites I've been able to offer.  It has a sculptural nature that does not show up in two-dimensional photos... as the ones I show here will not begin to convey how nice this specimen is.  The piece measures 3.5 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm.  The largest cube is 2.6 cm on edge. There is no damage and its aesthetics are amazing.   $375






OKQ-643     Quartz      Walker Valley, Mt. Vernon, Skagit County, Washington.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This little pair of light colored amethyst crystals measure 1.7 x 1.3 x 1 cm and appear to be a doubly-terminated floater.  Mounted in a perky box so it is difficult to be sure.  The luster and form are nice.  $45






OKQ-644     Celestine     Pugh Quarry, Custar, Ohio.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. Neal Pfaff collection and Stan Esbenshade collector.  This piece has several balls of bladed celestines of a cream color on tan matrix creating a complementary contrast.  The piece measures 3.2 x 2.1 x 1.6 cm.  There is no damage.  The celestines have nice form and excellent luster.  Nicely mounted in a perky box.  This one is a really fine example.  $85






OKQ-645      Aragonite     Foxon, New Haven County, Connecticut.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  These clear acicular crystals rest on what appears to be brown calcites, but this I am not sure of.  The piece measures 2.3 x 1.5 x 1 cm.  The piece is mounted in a perky box so has remained damage-free over the many decades that it has been out of the ground.  This is certainly a rather unusual Connecticut specimen.  $90







OKQ-646     Herkimer Diamond Scepter      Treasure Mountain Mine, Little Falls, New York.  This 2.7 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm superior quartz is a great deal better than the images convey.  These are notoriously difficult to show at their best in photos.  The one seen here is absent of any contacts or missing parts.  The first image shows the back and a shallow face chip.  The base is healed.  A great piece from a closed locality famous for aesthetic specimen like this one.  $175






OKQ-647     Grossular and Vesuvianite      Eden Mills, Vermont.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  The piece measures 2.5 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm and shows lustrous garnets and smaller gemmy green vesuvianite at their base.  This interesting piece has naturally filled fractures.  No damage and great views all around.  Mounted in a perky box.  $70






OKQ-649      Magnesite     Chester, Windsor County, Vermont.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is a very crude crystal of nice translucence.  It measures 2 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm.  No damage.  $50


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